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Julia A Hersberger

She received her BA in Spanish and Portugese, a Master of Library Science, and a Doctorate of Information Science at Indiana University.

There are 7 included publications by Julia A Hersberger :

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Are the economically poor information poor? Does the digital divide affect the homeless and access to information? 2002 1531 Homeless persons lack economic capital, but it is less clear whether they concomitantly lack important information capital. The basic information needed by the homeless is not available on the Internet as this is information controlled by governmenta...
Everyday information needs and information sources of homeless parents 2001 2520 Homelessness has been a problem in the United States since Colonial times. This study frames the homeless as an information user population and examines the everyday information needs and information sources of homeless parents. The underpinning assu...
Examining Information Sharing and Relationship Building in Online Social Networks: An Emergent Analytic Framework 2005 856 Studies of collaborative information use in electronic environments suggest that virtual communities share characteristics with face-to-face communities. The authors expand on an existing model to present an analytic framework for examining online so...
The homeless and information needs and services 2005 2606 The term "homeless" is problematic when we discuss information user groups. First of all, the homeless are not a homogeneous population. Homeless veterans, for example, might have very different information needs and service needs than homeless famil...
Public libraries and embezzlement: An examination of internal control and financial misconduct 1997 667 Embezzlement and similar crimes of financial misconduct are a growing area of concern for library managers and trustees. Library budgets have increased dramatically during the past twenty years, but this has not been accompanied by a corresponding in...
A qualitative approach to examining information transfer via social networks among homeless populations 2003 1997 Traditionally, social network analysis has utilized mathematical models and graphical constructs to examine information exchange and diffusion. This paper will suggest the use of a qualitative approach as a complimentary method that allows for the co...
Resilience Theory, Information Behaviour and Social Support. 2011 125 LIS professionals may benefit from understanding resiliency theory in order to better serve users who have experienced stressful or adverse life events. This paper examines key theoretical concepts of stress, resilience, affect and cognition overlap ...